FORT HOOD, Texas – 48th Chemical Brigade will conduct Spartan Phalanx, the brigade’s leadership validation exercise Dec. 9-10 across various locations within the installation.

As the only active-duty chemical brigade in the Army, the 48th Chemical Brigade’s Spartan Phalanx will bring together battalion and company-level leaders within the Chemical Corps from units spanning across nine different installations to Fort Hood to participate in the event.

Spartan Phalanx will serve as a teambuilding, mental and physical event that challenges leader’s fitness, perseverance, and basic Soldering skills. Leaders who complete the crucible will be awarded the sought-after Hippies Belt Buckle, signifying their completion of Spartan Phalanx and validation of a leader within the 48th Chemical Brigade.

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact the 48th Chemical Brigade Public Affairs Representative at (254) 206-6661 or email at Nicholas.a.hughes14.mil@army.mil by noon Dec. 8.

Media who R.S.V.P. should arrive at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 8 a.m. Dec. 9 to be escorted to the event.